There was a ton of football this weekend. Not the kind that typically has fans at the edge of their seats, but football nonetheless. The NFL preseason kicked off, and with it came an opportunity to see the bulk of young talent that recently entered the league in their first live game action.
The NFL Draft seemingly came and went in a flash, and now the attention turns to rookie minicamp and contract negotiations. On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers and their second first-round pick, Georgia's Devonte Wyatt, agreed to terms.
With Pierre Strong Jr. and Chris Oladokun hearing their names called in this year's NFL Draft, it piqued my interest as to how many and where former Jackrabbits and Coyotes have been drafted in the past.
The NFL Draft is a fun three-day marathon of young players earning their shot to prove they belong at the next level. For many however, undrafted free agency is the route that will best allow them to showcase their skills in the offseason.
The first night of the NFL Draft had a ton of storylines, from the wide receiver frenzy to the big trades that took place. One under the radar story was that of the UNI Panthers, who had their first ever first-round pick when Trevor Penning was selected by the New Orleans Saints.